This is the big daddy. 1UP.com has just posted my massive four-page, “Spotlight” article on Phantom Dust. The menu includes an in-depth interview with Phantom Dust producer Yukio Futatsugi, brand new screens and video, professional photos of Futatsugi, and tons of new factoids about the game. It’s a must-read article, if I do say so myself.
Continuing in our special “Conversations with Y. Futatsugi” feature, this time the Phantom Dust director discusses some of his inspirations when developing the game. While most of the content of the interviews has already been included in articles for XBN magazine, 1UP.com and XBM magazine in the U.K., there are some interesting quotes that hit the cutting room floor and can be presented here exclusively on this site. Topic Number… Read More »
Producer Yukio Futatsugi wrote about the localization process of Phantom Dust in his latest Famitsu Xbox column. Futatsugi explained how his team visited the Microsoft offices in Redmond to do extensive focus group testing with local residents. A problem would be addressed by the group, then quickly remedied by Futatsugi’s team, and then more focus group participants would be called in. Futatsugi also compared the way Phantom Dust was molded… Read More »
Over the next few weeks we will be featuring anecdotes from various interviews with Phantom Dust director Yukio Futatsugi. While most of the content of the interviews has already been included in articles for XBN magazine, 1UP.com and XBM magazine in the U.K., there are some interesting quotes that hit the cutting room floor and can be presented here exclusively on this site. Topic Number One: The Official Xbox Magazine… Read More »
Majesco announced today that it has secured the rights to publish Phantom Dust in North America on Xbox. The game is scheduled for release in March of next year. Thanks go out to our forum member PhatSaqs for the heads up. “Phantom Dust is one of the great new titles we have scheduled to kick-off our 2005 product lineup,” said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing for Majesco. “Developed by… Read More »